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Financial Tool for Educating and Engaging Work Force to be Introduced to St. Louis Companies

March 16, 2011

An educated work force drives innovation, productivity and effectiveness. Yet for many companies, the high cost of education and training limits their ability to retain a highly skilled and educated work force.

 

St. Louis Community College and University of Missouri-St. Louis, along with The Learning Group of Kansas City, Mo., will jointly introduce an innovative financial tool to help St. Louis area companies better educate and engage their work force. Corporate executives, human resource and organizational development professionals are invited to attend either of two special introductory sessions slated for Wednesday, March 30, to learn how LearningFunds has revolutionized tuition assistance by using Lifelong Learning Accounts.

 

Session 1 will be 7:30-9 a.m. at St. Louis Community College’s new Corporate Center, 3221 McKelvey Road in Bridgeton. Session 2 will be conducted 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the UMSL Computer Education and Training Center, 12837 Flushing Meadows Drive.

 

Lifeline Learning Accounts are employee-owned online education savings accounts in which employees make regular contributions that are matched by their employer. The Learning Group, a non-profit organization, administers these accounts and promotes learning to raise the skill levels of the current work force. LearningFunds.com was created from an initiative by the U.S. Department of Labor, Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Kansas Department of Commerce.

 

Sessions are complimentary but advanced RSVP is required. To RSVP, call Merri Powell at 314-539-5327 or visit www.cbil.org/Chancellor_Lifelong_Learning.